Uruguay is often overlooked when people travel to South America, and if you ask us it is truly under appreciated. It is a hidden gem that offers plenty of passion in an understated way. There are plenty of green valleys, beaches, and palm trees all around. Best of all, the delicious and colorful is wonderful. Here are some places you must try when you visit.
Perla is located in Cabo Polonia, a protected national park that has limited electricity, fewer than 50 full time residents, and absolutely no cars. What’s most surprisingly about Perla is that it offers a New York City restaurant vibe. You can enjoy seafood ceviche, full pieces of fish, and more, all plated elegantly and is absolutely delicious.
Fasano Hotel is an elegant hotel in Punte del Este. The restaurant offers delicious BBQ, caprese salad, and octopus carpaccio that you cannot miss.
Patagonian chef Francis Mallman heads the kitchen at Restaurante Garzon creates an amazing atmosphere in the center of the Hotel Garzon. Located amongst trees and plants all around, there’s also a beautiful pool right in the center. The picturesque restaurant offers octopus crudo with lavender petals and basil, a beet and goat cheese salad, and an eggplant and pappardelle pasta dish that you cannot miss.
La Huella is located in Jose Ignacio and offers plenty of delicious options for lunch and dinner. There are plenty of pasta dishes including a pasta dish with charred salmon, zucchini, chili flakes, and breadcrumbs. This place should not be missed.
La Olada is simple but don’t let that fool you. Located out in the open, the restaurant is divided into two sections, one under a thatched roof and the other is totally outside. There’s a fire pit that provides a lovely ambiance and it is perfectly quiet.